Pet names are a big decision when a new pet comes into your home. Here are some popular and trendly pet names to give you inspiration.
Nearly two thirds (65 percent) of families in the U.S. have a pet, and many will adopt a new one in the coming year. If you’re one of them, finding the perfect name is the first big decision you’ll have to make, and it can be a lot of fun. Adopting a pup? The American Kennel Club has some common-sense naming suggestions to make training easier. They advise pet parents to pick a moniker that’s:
- Relatively short
- Easy to say
- Not easily confusable with a command such as “sit” or “no”
It’s impossible to predict everything 2017 will bring in the world of politics, sports and pop culture, but if our (unscientific) guesses are correct, pet names will reflect the changing times. If you’re considering adopting a pet this year, don’t be afraid to get creative!
The 2017 top 10 names for dogs:
The top 10 trendy names for male dogs:
- Sawyer — A fitting name for a mischievous or adventurous dog.
- Jack — A solid, popular name.
- Hudson — Here’s a name gaining popularity with human babies, but seems suitable for a hound.
- Finn — Perfect for one of the Irish breeds.
- Emerson — A fitting name for a dog of noble stature.
- Bear — Good choice for the large canine; comical choice for the toy breeds.
- Puppy — Colombo-esque, but it’s the name Zac Efron gave his Australian Shepherd.
- Max — Another trendy name for human babies. Any dog would be comfortable with it.
- Kai — It’s hip and means “ocean” in Hawaiian.
- Cooper — Another solid name. Mini Cooper might be a good choice for toy breed.
The top 10 trendy names for female dogs:
- Elsa — It grows on you.
- Bella — It was the most popular female puppy name last year.
- Stella — Try shouting the name like Marlon Brando in “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
- Quinn — A bit masculine, but some female dogs act like tomboys.
- Sophie — Reserved for the cutest puppies.
- Ivy — Yes, somewhat like Beyoncé’s kid, Blue Ivy.
- Charlie — A fitting name for your little angel.
- Aurora — The Roman goddess of dawn. An appropriate name for a female dog who gets you out of bed before the alarm clock does.
- Avery — The name has a British ring to it.
- Lila — A fitting name for a fluffy pet.
Source: Petco Community